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1932 James 2024

James Pickett Leak

September 16, 1932 — March 17, 2024

James Pickett Leak, III, 91, of Atlanta passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2024. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved his dogs and excelled in creating lasting memories for all his family. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, grew up in Rockingham, North Carolina and graduated from Riverside Military Academy. During the Korean conflict, he served in the Army in the 11th Airborne Division then graduated from Bryant College. In 1956, he came to Atlanta and joined Grizzard Advertising. Following that he become president of Roy G. Booker & Company, then returned to Grizzard Advertising from which he retired.

Professional and civic group activities including Empty Stocking Fund Chairman through the Atlanta J.C.'s. in 1958, Atlanta Exchange Club, Mail Advertising Service Association, Atlanta Postal Customers Council, Direct Mail Advertising Association, Atlanta Advertising Club, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce MARTA Committee, and was a board member of the Atlanta Methodist Children's Home.

He is predeceased by his parents, James P. Leak, Jr. and Cornelia E. Leak. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Grizzard Leak; his brother, Robert E. Leak (Martha); his children, Vandie Enloe (Jeff) and Elaine Leak; grandchildren, Jamey Enloe, Tricia Burruss (Curtis) and Carley Bracewell (Adam); and great grandchildren, Emmaline, Addison and Griffin Burruss. We are forever grateful for his faithful friend and caregiver who became a member of our family, David Livingston.

Visitation Wednesday, March 20, from 6:00-8:00pm at A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, Georgia. Graveside Service Thursday, March 21, 1:00pm at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church 1438 Sheridan Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30324 or Canines For Kids at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

2773 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

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Graveside Service

Thursday, March 21, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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